Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Cigar Info

re-launched Murcielago at this year’s . The original blend dates back to 2009 and was overall received very well. Originally, it was made in the My Father Factory, but after Espinosa and Eddie Ortega parted ways years back the blend was lost. It has taken years to revive his once popular blend by reverse engineering the original cigar. The new Murcielago has been modernized and the packaging and band have the iconic Lamborghini lines. The wrapper used on this revamped line is a Mexican Capa Negra Tobacco. The binder and filler are undisclosed but they are Nicaraguan. claims that this new release of the Murcielago is better then the old.

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Vital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Number of reviewers: 4 —– (Eulogy) (McGreggor57) (Throck) (SosaCub4Life)
Price: $8.50
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: July 2015
Contributed by: Espinosa Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 95

“The wrapper is a nice dark brown with a few medium sized veins running the length of the cigar. It is nicely rolled with almost invisible seams and other than the triple cap being not being completely adhered is a very handsome looking cigar.” - (Eulogy)

Aroma: 93

“I really liked the aroma of leather and almost a musk cologne. Very unique and bordered on floral.” - (Throck)

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Some nice grassy notes can be found under a peppery spice. As the third progresses cedar and leather develop in the background. Though not wheel house flavors, it’s pretty good nonetheless.” - (McGreggor57)

“The first third had a great initial nicotine kick. There was a predominant note of leather during this section.” - (Throck)

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The second third continued the leather flavors but added a peculiar, almost juniper-like, flavor which was almost savory in nature. I’ve never experienced this and loved it.” - (Throck)

“The 2nd third some of the spice has faded but it still there and forceful. The cigar has a very chewy, meaty charred flavor. Very nice smoke still. The draw is a bit loose and airy.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir

Final Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final third winds down with a creamy leather and a little hay. Some cedar and chocolate surface occasionally providing a nice finish to this cigar on a very rainy afternoon.” - (McGreggor57)

“Bold, in your face, leather and juniper continued. I also was able to detect small notes of chocolate in the background. Very flavorful.” - (Throck)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“The draw was a bit loose and airy… it didn’t really effect the overall enjoyment of the cigar though.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Burn: 92

“The cigar felt nice and pliable but burnt very quickly like a dry cigar would. I had no issues with it, nor with the thick ash, just a simple observation.” - (Throck)

Construction: 91

“Other than the loose cap the there were no issues with the cigar.” - (Eulogy)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 94

“This just wasn’t in my wheelhouse. I’ve never thought about what it would be like to smoke a bag of barbecue chips, but now I know. For fans of mesquite flavors, give it a shot.” – (Eulogy)

“Despite the flavors lacking a richness that I enjoy, the grassy notes and hay were perfectly balanced without overpowering. A bit of cedar, chocolate and pepper added a nice dimension. The creamy leather in the later stages was a nice way to finish this cigar.” – (McGreggor57)

“I really enjoyed this cigar. It had VERY bold flavors that were a bit peculiar but the complexity intrigued me. I feel like I need to stock up on a few of these.” – (Throck)

“I really enjoyed this smoke. It was a very thick, chewy full flavored cigar. Lots of nice spice along with a good charred flavor as well. The only knock on the cigar would be the loose draw which could be different trying a different stick. This is a cigar I would look for and definitely smoke again.” – (SosaCub4Life)


Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

  • Appearance 95% 95%
  • Aroma 93% 93%
  • First Third 92% 92%
  • Second Third 93% 93%
  • Final Third 93% 93%
  • Draw 93% 93%
  • Burn 92% 92%
  • Construction 91% 91%
  • Overall Experience 94% 94%

Total Score - Excellent



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Blind Cigar Review: Murcielago | Noir